EXCELLENT Koach Karl!!!!! The point about coach’s stop learning in your article, “Become a Soccer Intellectual” is so true.
The idea of reading and studying the sport has taken a knock in the past decade. This maybe the result of TV and the easy access to DVD’s as so many ideas have moved to a TV screen and so it is far easier to sit and watch whereas reading takes effort & concentration.
These two skills seem to be in short supply when you observe many youth & college games.
Between the game habit of both players & coaches of a decade ago where coaches had to search more for ideas or you saw a clever idea by an opponent. This learning energy seems to have slowed down and with it the search to learn more.
Plus everyone jumps on the latest band wagon like warm up games of “tiki-taka.” It seems to be the “in” game but even Pep Guardiola its biggest proponent has moved on…
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Executive Director, The Soccer School (est. 1969)